Malawi suspends anti-gay laws

Malawi has announced that it will stop arresting people for having gay sex, and will review its anti-gay laws. Responding to questions from the UN Human Rights Committee, Justice Minister Janet Chikaya-Banda said the country would ....

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Malawi to stop arresting people for having gay sex

Malawi has announced that it will stop arresting people for having gay sex, and will review its anti-gay laws. Responding to questions from the UN Human Rights Committee, Justice Minister Janet Chikaya-Banda said the country would ....

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Govt blows MK 30 billion through travel by the presidency and senior govt officials in 2013/14

Despite promises of adherence to austerity measures implemented as part of the Economic Recovery Programme, the administration of President Joyce Banda during 2013/14 financial year spent an estimated K30 billion on presidential and senior government ....

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Mutharika fires army general, chief secretary

Malawi's newly elected President Peter Mutharika has fired army commander general Henry Odillo and his deputy John Msonthi barely a month after ascending to power despite promising not to fire people. General Odillo was the ....

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President Mutharika vows crackdown on graft

Malawi’s new President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday vowed to crack down on corruption after a multi million dollar graft scandal rocked his predecessor’s administration and led donors to suspend $150 million in aid. An audit ....

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Peter Mutharika listening attentively to the Malawi Electoral Commission’s official results

Mutharika opens Malawi parliament, urges unity

President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday inaugurated the 45th Session of Parliament with a call to the opposition to join hands with his government to run the affairs of the state in a spirit of cooperation, ....

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Why Joyce Banda lost Malawi’s presidency

On Sunday May 18, 2014 just two days before Malawians went to polls, the Malawi director of information asked me what I thought Joyce Banda's chances were to retain the presidency; after a few thoughtful ....

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Malawi election results out today

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has abandoned the decision to recount ballots cast in the presidential election and will proceed to announce the results of the election on Friday. The people of Malawi on May ....

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Malawi’s election: What a job!

ON A plot next to the ultra-modern parliament building in Lilongwe is a shrine to Hastings Kamuzu Banda, who ruled Malawi for its first 33 years after independence from Britain. Baskets of flowers line the ....

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Malawi election threatens violence after two decades of democracy

Malawi’s tumultuous elections, held last week, have left the country reeling and at risk of violence. While peaceful campaigns marked the lead-up to the vote, havoc reigned on election day, when numerous polling centers didn’t ....

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Malawi vote recount may take up to a month

Malawi is only likely to have an official result of its chaotic 20 May election in 30 days, as the Malawi Electoral Commission embarks on a process to manually count the votes, a senior official ....

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Malawi poll another stain on Africa

The outcome of the Malawi General Election characterises a malady that afflicts electoral processes in Africa. Having started off on the wrong footing, the resultant chaos compelled the incumbent President Joyce Banda to declare the ....

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Malawi Electoral Commission to recount votes Monday

Malawi's electoral commission plans to begin a recount Monday of all votes cast in last week's presidential, legislative and local elections after discovering voter irregularities in some parts of the country. Officials say the electoral ....

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Malawi stares at constitutional crisis after disputed election

Malawi's electoral authorities said Sunday they will re-open ballot boxes after finding evidence of irregularities, as the country was thrown into a constitutional crisis over the disputed poll. "In the course of vote tallying, there ....

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